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The EPA’s big land grab

The EPA just finalized one of the biggest land grabs in American history. Under the Clean Water Rule, all “tributaries” will be categorically regulated by the federal government. Tributaries — which quite literally mean anything with a bed, banks and an “ordinary high water mark” — are now under federal control. Not my words; the Environment Protection Agency’s (EPA). This ... Read More »

Virginia/North Carolina Cotton Field Day to Highlight Key Research

(Nashville, North Carolina) – The Tidewater Agricultural Research & Extension Center in Suffolk, Virginia, will host their 2015 Cotton Field Day on August 11, beginning at 8 a.m. A broad range of cotton discipline research findings will be presented at 9 different tour stops by some of the leading researchers in Virginia and North Carolina. “The tours will include information ... Read More »

German minister to open new, state of the art cotton testing laboratory

ICA Bremen’s new and improved testing laboratory will be officially opened on Thursday 25 June 2015, at 14:45 by the German Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Dr. Gerd Müller. Based at its existing location in Bremen’s Cotton Exchange Building, the upgraded laboratory willincorporate a new and improved range of state of the art facilities to meet the growing demands ofthe global ... Read More »

Floor Statement by Chairman Conaway in support of TPA

Today, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway delivered remarks on the House floor in favor of H.R. 1314, a bill that advances Trade Promotion Authority (TPA).  With 95 percent of the world’s consumers living outside the U.S., it is imperative for the U.S. to work to reduce and eliminate international trade barriers so that American farmers and ranchers can ... Read More »

Ken Legé joins PhytoGen as cotton development specialist

INDIANAPOLIS — June 1, 2015 — PhytoGen® is pleased to announce the addition of Ken Legé to the growing team of cotton development specialists (CDS). Legé will provide valuable agronomic advice, cottonseed recommendations, and consulting expertise to cotton growers in the Texas northern Plains region and Oklahoma.  Legé joins PhytoGen CDSs Scott Fuchs and Robert Lemon to provide agronomic support for growers ... Read More »

Too Much Rain at the Wrong Time Poses a Problem for Lubbock Cotton

05/31/2015 04:49 PM 05/31/2015 04:54 PM   Image by Jason Davis By Staff newsweb@everythinglubbock.comLUBBOCK, TX – Lubbock-based Plains Cotton Growers on Friday said in a weekly newsletter that many local farmers are working any available hours, day or night, to get crops planted in between rain storms.Cotton is Lubbock’s largest cash crop. It has a $5 billion impact every year ... Read More »

DELTAPINE NPE FARMERS MOVING INDUSTRY INTO NEW ERA OF PRODUCTION

New Product Evaluators To Exclusively Trial Bollgard II® XtendFlex™ Cotton For Class Of 16 ST. LOUIS (April 28, 2015) – The Deltapine New Product Evaluator (NPE) program kicks off its eighth season with nearly 200 farmers planting and evaluating pre-commercial Bollgard II® XtendFlex™ cotton variety candidates for the Deltapine Class of 16. Each season in the NPE program, pre-commercial Deltapine ... Read More »